PJM works on interconnect for 62-MW wind project in Pennsylvania

H.E.W. Group LLC has proposed a wind generating facility located in Sterling Township, Pennsylvania, with a total capability of 62 MW with 8 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

PJM noted in a Facility Study for the project, dated November 2014, that the requested in-service date for this project is Nov. 1, 2014. This study does not imply a PPL Electric Utilities (PPL EU) commitment to this in-service date.

This project, with a queue number of Y3-041, would be connected to the PPL EU system through a 138/69 kV tap off the existing Peckville–Jackson 138/69 kV line (future Lackawanna-Pocono 138/69 kV line) to the customer’s proposed substation. The point of interconnection will occur at the dead-end structure at the generation substation. PPL Electric Utilities has reinforcement plans for this area over the next several years which involve installation of a new Pocono 230-69 kV Substation in and the removal of the existing Peckville 230-69 kV Substation in 2015. Once this occurs, the new line name for Peckville-Jackson will be the Lackawanna-Pocono 138/69 kV line.

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